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Old 01-15-2009, 11:20 AM   #26
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Hole saws.

I had to use a dremel to make em fit perfect.
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I made a dash out of an old glove box door. I dont have pics in the computer right now. I used hole saws also. And as Joey AP stated, you need to route 'em out to fit nice and tite. At the time I mentioned that Autometer could make a killing if they came out with a set of holesaws to fit their guages!! I dont know where they come up with the diameters for those things.
Dashes look good guys.... Anytime I run into that issue I use my spindle sander.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:39 PM   #27
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I may need to borrow that sometime, 502.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:58 PM   #28
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I may need to borrow that sometime, 502.
Come on over....
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:55 PM   #29
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Re: Any Dash Ideas

I ordered this stuff in the engine turned but haven't used it yet. It looks good...
http://www.hotrodworks.net/decal/dash.html
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:09 PM   #30
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heres one that I made for my 66 suburban. Not much bling but I wanted to keep it simple. Its my daily driver.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:53 PM   #31
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SSman that looks awesome!!. I love to busy, aircraft look. Thats kinda what Im after. October street rodder issue no.10 volume 37 has some aluminum work in it. Fellow made door panels and trans tunnel out of .063 aluminum with the smooth aircraft rivets holding everything together. Wanted that look on my dash, along with the bomber guages i mentioned at the beginning of the thread.
But like I said, very cool ssman.

One more thing, how did you configure your trans to shift auto or manual, soft or firm? Never seen that before... not on older vehicles anyways...
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:56 PM   #32
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SSMan I just noticed youre in sarasota! Ha! Finally a fellow Floridian! Ever get up to plant city much?
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:27 PM   #33
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do those switches do anything?

i really like the idea, but not enough room in my 63 to do it..
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:11 AM   #34
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ssman......how did you do the lettering on your dash panel? Looks great BTW.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:19 AM   #35
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ssman......how did you do the lettering on your dash panel? Looks great BTW.
man too funny!! I was going to ask the same thing
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:06 AM   #36
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Its not fancy, but it has a factory tach and a late sixties electric clock. It is in my '66 Chevy C20 Custom Camper.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:46 AM   #37
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Guys,
as far as the manual shift and soft and firm shift... I have a 4L80E (electronic overdrive trans ) with a program that allows me to go into manual mode at the flip of a switch and use the paddle shifter on the steering wheel. I can use the Locar shifter for just beating around but when its time to race or play i just flick the switch and i'm in manual shift mode. I have multiple programs in my laptop for the trans so i load in a mild AND a race program . When i want it, have a hard race style shift and for everyday driving it I use the mild shift.... I do Have a spare dash bezel without the alky and methanol lights. Uses a vintage A/C controller. I want to put the bomber gauges in it but I keep telling myself "its a daily driver! " .. where do we all draw the line? DAMN !
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:49 AM   #38
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Oh ! A friend has a lazer engraver... the programming was time consuming but once thats done its easy !!! thanks !!!! Steve
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:03 AM   #39
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What about gutair pick guard material or some kinda crazy counter top lanolium reinforced with some wood or metel and some cool dolphin gauges?
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:44 PM   #40
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my best friends family owns a cabinet shop so when i decide to make a fully custom dash i'm going to make mine with thin wood, and put countertop on it, or custom paint it.

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Old 01-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #41
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I am planning on using this on mine.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:30 PM   #42
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I went to Home Depot and got a kick panel for a door. The one I got has a nickle finish. It was only a few dollars.

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Those bomber guages look sweet!
Well I always said I wouldn't change mine from stock, but gotta admit, those are sweet. Did you have to polish the nickel? Where did you get the gauges?

Also, what does the Keystone Light motor redline at?

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Old 01-17-2009, 12:32 AM   #43
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You asked for outside the box. I don't know if you have seen this before since your fairly new here. BTW welcome aboard.

Here is a 60 Impala Dash that is almost completed in my 65







Oh man, thats looks good! Keep us all posted with some pics please!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:15 AM   #44
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Wow i like that setup, its going to look good when its all painted!
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:33 PM   #45
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So with everyone kringing at the sound of the word "economy" these days, I assume theres alot of broke die hards out there. Trying to keep the ball rolling on the Ye Olde GMC, with no money to spend, I took out the dash, completely separated from the cab. Didnt cost anything to do that. It isnt the right one for it anyhow, so wasnt like sacralige to me. Its a 64-66 chevy dash, and i dont like it. Any of you guys got some "thinking outside the box" dash pics, or even really cool factory dashes? Im still able to be persuaded at this point. Found some really cool Bomber Aircraft style guages in one of the mose recent Hot Rod Deluxe mags. Check them out here. http://www.classicinstruments.com/se...?SeriesCode=MA Move mouse pointer over guage description on the left of the page. Kind of confusing, was for me anyways, but thats another topic for another day...
This is what Id like to put in. Let me know what yall think.
You have just made my day by posting these instrument bezels.
Just exactly what I have been looking for.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:07 PM   #46
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Hey Stinger 99 no prob. I always like the aircraft style, lots of switches, bomber guages, bomber seats in the older hot rods, stuff of the such. I see youre brand new here. Welcome aboard from Florida!!!
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I have a lot of time in Tampa and Bradenton.
Glad to be here. I've picked up on some great ideas in the last couple days.
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i kept mine stock...almost atleast
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